School Committee Forum Tomorrow

Posted on October 16, 2011


On October 17, the Highlands Coalition will be sponsoring a school committee forum from 7 to 9 PM at the Ford School on 49 Hollingsworth Street. Cleo Hereford, author of the local An Education blog is moderating.

The candidates are Patricia Capano, Maria Carrasco, Donna Coppola, Delores DiPhillipo, John Ford, Jr., Charlie Gallo, Vincent Spirito and Rick Starbard. DiPhillipo and Gallo are running for the first time; the rest are incumbents.

The election is November 8. If you have a child in the Lynn public school system, you owe to yourself and your child to be informed. Even if you don’t have a child, you can still vote for 6 out of the 8. Nothing less than the future of our children is at stake. Do you like the way the school system is being run now or do you want to see changes?

Hold your elected representatives’ feet to the fire. At the East Lynn debate last month, I heard candidates take pride in keeping classroom sizes down to around 30 pupils. I heard these same candidates state that overcrowding is a problem. Both statement may be true, but is one more misleading than the other? What is the best way to handle the incoming flood of new students whose first language may not be English? What would you do?

Here are some resources to get you thinking:

City of Lynn and School Department BudgetsLynn Public SchoolsDowntown Lynn’s School Committee SeriesThe Lynn School Watch and the above mentioned An Education.




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